Making the decision to become a member is to put down roots in a local church, and actually function as the family of God. It’s a declaration that, “This is my church home, and I belong here. You can count on me to do my part.” It means accountability for spiritual growth by coming under the leadership of the Elders for sound teaching, pastoral care, spiritual protection and correction. It gives you accountability for your continuing growth.
Declaring that you desire to be a member of the church at Southpoint expresses that you’re in agreement with the beliefs, mission, and principles of the church. It reflects being a family member (Ephesians 2:19). We belong to Christ and to one another (Romans 12:5, 2 Corinthians 8:5). All Christ Followers are also members of the “body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12), so that he can continue his ministry on earth through us.